Can Shifting Social Norms Help Mitigate Climate Change?
An interdisciplinary team of researchers reports on how social norms—“patterns of behaviors or values that depend on expectations about what others do and/or think should be done”—can be harnessed to bring about collective climate action and policy change.
Video: Observing Earth Day With Psychological Science
In recognition of Earth Day 2022, we have collected and summarized flash talks that discuss the effects of nature-assisted rehabilitation on mental health, the risks of air pollution exposure during childhood, the motivations behind climate-related discussions, and more.
Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
“How Psychological Science Can Influence Climate-Change Attitudes and Actions“
by David G. Myers and “Individual Differences in Navigating“ by Gil Einstein and Cindi May.
How ‘Solution Aversion’ and Global Warming Prescriptions Polarize the Climate Debate
The New York Times: Anyone eager to understand, and move past, the deep political polarization around global warming would do well to explore the findings in “Solution aversion: On the relation between ideology and motivated
Why Misinformation Sticks
When false information is released, often a retraction or correction will be issue to fix the mistake. Even then, many people will still believe the false information, and despite an organization’s best efforts, the false
A Climate for Conspiracy
I am writing this article knowing full well that it will be used as evidence against me—evidence that I have been duped by a powerful cabal, a vast conspiracy to . . . to do